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Jordan McKinney | 816-415-7678
Assistant Director of Admission - Nursing

Department of Nursing
William Jewell College
500 College Hill - Box 1002
Liberty, MO 64068

 

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Accelerated Track
  • RN/BSN
  • Transfer Students

First-Year Direct Entry

Students may apply for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing as a First-Year Direct Entry applicant. Admission for First-Year Direct Entry applicants is based on William Jewell College's general admission requirements for all majors of study. First-year, traditional applicants who meet William Jewell College's standards of admission are admitted to the Department of Nursing as "direct entry" students. If an admitted Jewell student has declared nursing as their major, a seat will be reserved for them that can be claimed at the start of nursing coursework (the time of which is specified by the student's assigned faculty advisor) provided the student has maintained a William Jewell College cumulative GPA above 2.7, and has passed all prerequisite coursework as specified by the student's faculty advisor in accordance with the curriculum specified by the Chair of the Department of Nursing and William Jewell College.

Prerequisite courses that must be completed with a minimum grade of C- or better prior to beginning the nursing program in the sophomore spring or junior fall year:

  • Anatomy with a lab [BMS 243/L]
  • Basic Psychology [PSY 211]
  • Chemistry with a lab [CHE 113/L]
  • Math for the Liberal Arts [CTI 105]
  • Microbiology with a lab [BMS 126/L]
  • Nutrition [NUR 311]
  • Physiology with a lab [BMS 250/L]
  • Written Communication [CTI 102]

In order to comply with terms of affiliating agreements between William Jewell College and clinical agencies, any student who has contact with patients (or residents) must disclose any criminal convictions and agree to be subject to criminal background check and drug screening by state or private investigative agencies. The College has implemented a background check policy that does not allow acceptance of applications from individuals for whom any or all of the following apply: criminal convictions, pending charges, and/or negative information on a Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) report from the State of Missouri. Please see the Nursing Program website for the background check and drug screen policies. A background check and drug screen will be completed prior to beginning nursing clinical courses.

Students interested in applying to Jewell as a nursing major are encouraged to create a Next Steps Meeting with their admission counselor. Visitors may choose to attend a campus tour, attend a class (Nursing classes are not guaranteed), and/or visit the Department of Nursing. To schedule a visit, please direct your web browser to www.jewell.edu/visit or call 816-415-7511.

Accelerated Track in Nursing

As college graduates, students may enter the College seeking to complete nursing requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in an accelerated manner. 

We are currently accepting applications for the 16-month program beginning in January of 2016, as well as the 12-month program beginning in May of 2016.

Students already holding a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution who enter the Accelerated Track program in nursing are exempt from all Core Curriculum requirements at the College if at least 90 semester hours of their previous undergraduate work is applicable toward a bachelor’s degree at William Jewell.  (For an explanation of what transfer work can count toward a degree at Jewell, refer to the earlier section on “Requirements for Transfer Admission”.  Note that credit transferred from a community college can be included only in the first 64 hours of the 90 hours needed for a student to be exempted from Jewell’s Core Curriculum.)

Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the BSN program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply while in the process of completing prerequisite coursework.

  • Anatomy with a lab [BMS 243/L]
  • Basic Psychology [PSY 211]
  • Chemistry with a lab [CHE 113/L]
  • Microbiology with a lab [BMS 126/L]
  • Nutrition [NUR 311]
  • Physiology with a lab [BMS 250/L]
  • Pathophysiology [NUR 301]

Selection is based on submission and/or documentation of the following items, to be evaluated by the Assistant Director of Admission for Nursing, the Department of Nursing, and the Office of the Registrar:

  • BA or BS degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completion of application to William Jewell College
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Applicants must normally present a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Prerequisite courses completed prior to the beginning of nursing classes with a grade of C- or better in all courses
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (academic or professional) that address the candidate's character and ability to complete an intensive course of study
  • An Involvement Résumé detailing any community service/volunteering, healthcare experience, and/or employment experience
  • Submission of an official scoresheet from a test date less than one year old from one of the following entrance exams:
  • A formal interview performed by the Department of Nursing following submission of all application materials (see the BSN Accelerated Track Application Checklist for details)

Before they begin classes at William Jewell, students in this program must submit official copies of final transcripts from all post-secondary institutions at which they have been enrolled in courses or received financial aid, even if credit was not awarded.

In order to comply with terms of affiliating agreements between William Jewell College and clinical agencies, any student who has contact with patients (or residents) must disclose any criminal convictions and agree to be subject to criminal background check and drug screening by state or private investigative agencies. The College has implemented a background check policy that does not allow acceptance of applications from individuals for whom any or all of the following apply: criminal convictions, pending charges, and/or negative information on a Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) report from the State of Missouri. Please see the Nursing Program website for the background check and drug screen policies.

BSN-AT Application Checklist  

Step One
: Complete the free, online application for admission. To begin, click here.

Step Two
: Request that separate and official copies of your transcripts for all college institutions at which you've enrolled be sent to the Office of Admission at the address listed below. Please remember to request transcripts from colleges that sponsored dual-credit courses you have taken during high school. In order for your transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent directly from the reporting institution to the Office of Admission at William Jewell College.

Step Three
: Complete your application packet by submitting the following materials for evaluation:

  • Two Letters of Recommendation. Please have your reference type a letter, print it, sign it by hand, and mail it directly to the Office of Admission. Recommendations must come from a person who has served in a supervisory or professorial capacity in relationship to you. Personal references from family and friends will not be accepted.
  • Involvement Résumé. Maximum length allowed is two pages. As applicable, focus on areas of professional healthcare experience, community service/volunteering, mentoring/leadership, and education.
  • Nursing Essay. Maximum length allowed is 500 words, with a minimum length of 250 words. Please answer both of the following prompts: Why do you want to become a nurse? Why is Jewell the place for you to earn your BSN? You may submit your essay as part of your online application, or you can leave the essay portion of the application blank, and submit your essay at a later time by e-mailing it as an attachment to the Assistant Director of Admission for Nursing.
  • Entrance Exam Scoresheet. Submit an official scoresheet from a proctored test taken at a licensed testing facility less than one year ago from one of the entrance exams listed below. Please request that your testing provider deliver an official score report directly to the Office of Admission:

Step Four: Review the Department of Nursing's Background Check Policy by clicking here.

Students interested in applying to Jewell as an Accelerated Track student are encouraged to create a Next Steps Meeting with the Assistant Director of Admission for Nursing. To schedule a visit, please direct your web browser to www.jewell.edu/visit or call 816-415-7511.

A formal interview is required to determine admission status. All official college transcripts and application packet submissions must be received by the Office of Admission before an interview will be granted. Interviews are granted based on the merits of application submissions as determined by the Assistant Director of Admission for Nursing and the Department of Nursing. As such, not all applicants will be selected for interview. If a candidate is selected for a formal interview, they will be notified by a member of the Department of Nursing so as to coordinate a time and date for the interview.

For more information about the RN to BSN program or to apply, visit learnonline.jewell.edu.

RN to BS in Nursing Degree Program
Because of the commitment of the Department of Nursing to excellence in professional nursing and the desire to assist those persons who are licensed as a registered nurse (RN) but who lack a bachelor’s degree, William Jewell College offers a track in its nursing program through which a BS degree, with a major in Nursing, can be completed.  This track maintains the course requirements and structure of the major in nursing (described later in the catalog) while also providing experiences tailored to the qualifications of the student who has already earned an associate degree and has a state license to practice as an RN.  The majority of courses needed to complete the bachelor’s degree will be available through online delivery.

Prerequisite courses (must be completed prior to beginning the RN-BSN program; note that the Associate Degree transcript will be evaluated for equivalency credit) 

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Written Communication
  • College Algebra or Calculus
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry with lab
  • Introduction to Microbiology with lab
  • Fundamentals of Nursing with lab and clinical
  • Adult Health Nursing with lab and clinical
  • Mental Health Nursing with clinical
  • Physical Exam/Health Assessment with lab
  • Mother/Baby/Pediatric Nursing with clinical
  • Human Anatomy with lab
  • Human Physiology with lab
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Human Pathophysiology 

Selection is competitive and based upon:

  1. Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited college or university
  2. Completion of applications to William Jewell College and the Department of Nursing
  3. Submission of official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions at which the student has been enrolled in courses or received financial aid, even if credit was not awarded
  4. Applicants normally presenting a minimum GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale)
  5. A minimum grade of C-minus in all prerequisite courses and in any other courses to be considered for transfer to William Jewell
  6. Submission of an unencumbered state license to practice as a registered nurse
  7. Two references, one from a current employer/supervisor
  8. An interview with members of the nursing department
  9. A written summary of any community, volunteer and health-related experiences
  10. Completion of a pre-nursing admission exam [fee required]
  11. Background check and drug screen (see below)

Before they begin classes at William Jewell, students in this program must submit official copies of final transcripts from all post-secondary institutions at which they have been enrolled in courses or received financial aid, even if credit was not awarded.

Consult the section on “Requirements for Transfer Admission,” and note that students will enter the program with differences in backgrounds, since requirements will have been different at the institutions where associate’s degrees were earned.  Thus, each student’s requirements for completing a bachelor’s degree will have to be determined in consultation with the Registrar and the Department of Nursing.

In order to comply with terms of affiliating agreements between William Jewell College and clinical agencies, any student who has contact with patients (or residents) must disclose any criminal convictions and agree to be subject to criminal background check and drug screening by state or private investigative agencies. The College has implemented a background check policy that does not allow acceptance of applications from individuals for whom any or all of the following apply: criminal convictions, pending charges, and/or negative information on a Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) report from the State of Missouri. Please see the Nursing Program website for the background check and drug screen policies.

Transfer to the Nursing Degree Program

Because of the commitment of the Department of Nursing to excellence in professional nursing and the desire to assist those persons who are transfer students, William Jewell College offers a track in its nursing program through which a BS degree, with a major in Nursing, can be completed in as little as two years.  This track maintains the course requirements and structure of the major in nursing allowing transfer students to enter in either fall or spring. (For an explanation of what transfer work can count toward a degree at Jewell, refer to the Course Catalog section on “Requirements for Transfer Admission”.)

Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the BSN program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply while in the process of completing prerequisite coursework.

  • Anatomy with a lab [BMS 243/L]
  • Basic Psychology [PSY 211]
  • Chemistry with a lab [CHE 113/L]
  • Math for the Liberal Arts [CTI 105]
  • Microbiology with a lab [BMS 126/L]
  • Nutrition [NUR 311]
  • Physiology with a lab [BMS 250/L]
  • Written Communication [CTI 102]

Step One: Complete the free, online application for admission. To begin, click here.

Step Two: Request that separate and official copies of your transcripts for all college institutions at which you've enrolled be sent to the Office of Admission at the address listed below. Please remember to request transcripts from colleges that sponsored dual-credit courses you have taken during high school. In order for your transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent directly from the reporting institution to the Office of Admission at William Jewell College.

Step Three: Complete your application packet by submitting the following materials for evaluation:

  • Two Letters of Recommendation. Please have your reference type a letter, print it, sign it by hand, and mail it directly to the Office of Admission. Recommendations must come from a person who has served in a supervisory or professorial capacity in relationship to you. Personal references from family and friends will not be accepted.
  • Involvement Résumé. Maximum length allowed is two pages. As applicable, focus on areas of professional healthcare experience, community service/volunteering, mentoring/leadership, and education.
  • Nursing Essay. Maximum length allowed is 500 words, with a minimum length of 250 words. Please answer both of the following prompts: Why do you want to become a nurse? Why is Jewell the place for you to earn your BSN? You may submit your essay as part of your online application, or you can leave the essay portion of the application blank, and submit your essay at a later time by e-mailing it as an attachment to the Assistant Director of Admission for Nursing.
  • Entrance Exam Scoresheet. Submit an official scoresheet from a proctored test taken at a licensed testing facility less than one year ago from one of the entrance exams listed below. Please request that your testing provider deliver an official score report directly to the Office of Admission:

Students interested in applying to Jewell as a Transfer Nursing student are encouraged to create a Next Steps Meeting with the Assistant Director of Admission for Nursing. To schedule a visit, please direct your web browser to www.jewell.edu/visit or call 816-415-7511.

A formal interview is required to determine admission status. All official college transcripts and application packet submissions must be received by the Office of Admission before an interview will be granted. Interviews are granted based on the merits of application submissions as determined by the Assistant Director of Admission for Nursing and the Department of Nursing. As such, not all applicants will be selected for interview. If a candidate is selected for a formal interview, they will be notified by a member of the Department of Nursing so as to coordinate a time and date for the interview.

Step Four: Review the Department of Nursing's Background Check Policy by clicking here.

Before they begin classes at William Jewell, students in this program must submit official copies of final transcripts from all post-secondary institutions at which they have been enrolled in courses or received financial aid, even if credit was not awarded.

Consult William Jewell College's Course Catalog section titled "Requirements for Transfer Admission". Each student’s requirements for completing a bachelor’s degree will have to be determined in consultation with the Registrar and the Department of Nursing.

In order to comply with terms of affiliating agreements between William Jewell College and clinical agencies, any student who has contact with patients (or residents) must disclose any criminal convictions and agree to be subject to criminal background check and drug screening by state or private investigative agencies. The College has implemented a background check policy that does not allow acceptance of applications from individuals for whom any or all of the following apply: criminal convictions, pending charges, and/or negative information on a Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) report from the State of Missouri. Please see the Nursing Program website for the background check and drug screen policies.

 

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